Ally Foster reports on a concern that affects not only some Australian students, but students everywhere where G Suite for Education is used and where a district creates students’ email addresses structured as [email protected]…
Most schools in Australia use the Google Education Suite and the loophole means potential predators can verify a student’s email in Google Hangouts and make contact with them.
There is no security in place to stop people that aren’t in the school system from contacting students.
Along with emailing students, strangers can also share Google Docs with children and communicate through that method even if their student’s email address is disabled.
Read more on news.com.au.
If your child’s district is using G Suite, be sure to read this article and then start asking questions of your district in terms of what security precautions they have in place.